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New Years in Lafayette

Dick's Trip

The New Year's Zydeco Trip to Louisiana is the best New Year's party in the country! If you haven't experienced it, you are missing a whole lot of fun.


The festivities begin Saturday, Dec. 27 and go through Thursday, Jan. 1. Many plan to fly direct to Lafayette this year for the best New Year’s dance party in the country! The Ramada Inn rate will again be $60/night + tax for two double beds, or one king bed, plus continental breakfast each morning. When making your reservation, be sure to ask for the New Year’s Zydeco Rate. Any problems making reservations, email me at Be sure to ask for your breakfast coupons when you check in; plus remember to generously tip the breakfast staff each morning. And, if you want to make the front desk staff feel special, bring them a bouquet of flowers when you arrive.

Below is a list of events known so far.

Saturday, Dec. 27 Zydeco Breakfast with Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners; 8:30 AM-Noon; Café des Amis, Breaux Bridge.

“Special Holiday Dance Celebration” with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 PM, followed by Horace Trahan & the New Ossun Express at 10:30 PM; at the District Nightclub (formerly Outlaws), 4607 Johnston St., Lafayette.

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; 8 PM; La Pouissiere, Breaux Bridge.

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; Club Z, 201 W. Pine St., Lafayette; 9:00 PM.

Sunday, Dec. 28 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; 1:00 PM; Vermilionville, Lafayette; $10.

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; 4:00 PM; Whiskey River Landing, Henderson Levee; Smoking allowed.

Monday, Dec. 29 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; Rock n’ Bowl, New Orleans; 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, Dec. 30 Annual Tribute to Roy Carrier: Slim’s YiKiKi, Opelousas; 2:00 to 11:00 PM with five (5) great bands! Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; Dikki Du & Zydeco Krewe; Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys; Corey Ledet Zydeco Band; Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. $20 for the entire day, with come & go privileges; Great food by the Carrier Family Ladies for sale. Donations to help defray costs are needed. If you donate $60, or more, both you & a partner get in free. Plus you will be listed as a donor participant of this great tribute to Roy Carrier. Please send your contribution check to Dick Brainard, 2910 SW Texas St, Portland, OR 97219. This annual event is organized/sponsored by Troy Carrier & Yours Truly. All contributions greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Dance w/ Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; Vermilionville, Lafayette; Doors open at 9 PM, dance from 9:30-1:00 AM. Purchase advance tickets at

Thursday, Jan. 1 Deb Waldman’s Annual New Year’s Day Potluck & Jam Session; 207 Evangeline Drive (not Evangeline Thruway!), two houses north of Congress St; Lafayette. Deb will be hosting her fabulous potluck & Cajun jam session at her home. The food—prepared by her friends—is always excellent. Bring a dish to share, or $5 donation to Deb, plus byob, & your instrument.

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